SARA HITCHCOCK BECK
“I don’t live a life of regrets,” Hitchcock Beck said.
She shared some of the reasons.
• “Identify your family.” Don’t let in anyone or anything
that will destroy your family.
• “Find a person of success and imitate them.” For
Hitchcock Beck, that model was her father. “Men,” she
said, “go home and talk to your daughters.”
• “Start retiring today,” she said. “If you don’t have a Roth
IRA, get it.”
• A period of want forces ingenuity. Use your energy to
move forward creatively. You learn the most from the bad
times. “When you’re broke, you have to be cheap.”
• Never speak unless you have to. “You learn so much
more when you let the other person talk, especially in
negotiating,” she said.
• “You have to work very hard not to follow the natural
river of life. The easy path is often not the best path.”
• “Master circumstances or be mastered by them.”
• You can’t control what happens but you can control
how you respond.
• “Consider it all joy,” she said. It’s a fantastic Biblical
• Be humble. Humility is the basis for right relationships.
• “Find someone you can count on who’s not your age.”
• Be observant. “Let nature teach you,” she said.
• Be a reader. You can learn so much. Read “The Rule of
Benedict” and “A Gentleman in Moscow.”